Blog & News

Lunch & Learn: Creativity Through Adversity w/ Martin Agency’s Jerry Hoak

*Registration is free, but required. Click here to reserve your seat.  Access’ Lunch & Learn series continues with Jerry Hoak, SVP/Group Creative Director at The Martin Agency in Richmond. Following his graduation from the VCU Brandcenter and prior to Martin, Jerry’s work-life journey allowed him to amass a stunning collection of award-winning work at various well-known agencies including Droga5, Read More.

Topics: News

Obligatory Super Bowl Ads Blog

If you like football, Super Bowl LII was as good of a game as you could ever wish to see. Offensive numbers rolled up like the score on a pinball machine, there were more passes to quarterbacks than punts, and the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots to win their first Super Bowl 41-33. Read More.

Topics: Blog, Advertising

Getting the Most Out of Your Agency Internship

Meet Devin Arrington, a junior at James Madison University, where he’s studying Media Arts and Design and — more importantly — is a bass player in the university symphony and jazz band. When I learned that Devin plays bass, I leapt at the opportunity to sing one of my dad’s absolute favorite songs: Johnny Mercer’s Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Advertising, Creative Design

4 Favorite Quotes to Inspire Your Marketing Research

As Access’ resident researcher, I can always find an issue that would benefit from further exploration. While many enthusiastically agree that research is a vital component to the project at hand, there are occasional situations (usually timeline or budget driven) where I find myself shouting excitedly about a particularly awesome fact-finding mission to a room Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Research and Insights

Sometimes babies spit up; And other maternity leave marketing lessons

By: Rachel Spencer, Director of Business Intelligence  Throughout my recent maternity leave, I spent my days re-acclimating myself to the demands and idiosyncrasies of a newborn. As this wasn’t my first rodeo, I even managed to stay in touch with my Access family and managed a few projects here and there in between infant giggles, Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Business Intelligence, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management

What do you even do here? An Account Manager’s Chronicle

Before starting my job at Access on September 5th, I had no idea what an “AE” (Account Executive) was. My supervisor, Misty Smith-Klein, was the first AE I ever had the pleasure of meeting and based on that meeting alone, I decided I love AEs. Misty is the industry ideal of a perfect manager: she Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Advertising, Brand Management